Trainees

Alyssa Grimes, BScH

Supervisor: Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung

Year: Second Year

MSc Thesis: Strengthening Ontario’s supply of highly trained, quality games and event volunteers for inclusive sports and recreation
Undergraduate: Dalhousie University, BScH Kinesiology (2019)

Current Research: Alyssa is a second year MSc student studying under the supervision of Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung. Alyssa’s current research is focused on developing a standardized volunteer training program for disability sport events across Ontario. This program will aim to maximize efficiencies in training and optimize the athlete and volunteer experience. Additionally, Alyssa is also examining how women in Para sport are portrayed in the media and the influence of Para sport advertising on sport participation among women with disabilities. She hopes her research findings will have important and practical implications for the Para sport community.  

Contact:
Email: alyssa.grimes@queensu.ca


Tami Morgan, MA

Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Tomasone

Year: Third Year

MA: University of Ottawa, Human Kinetics (2019)
MA Thesis: Investigating the demographic and behavioural predictors of mental health and burnout in medical students: A cross-sectional study
Undergraduate: University of Ottawa, Human Kinetics (2017)

Current Research: Tami is a third year PhD candidate in Health Promotion under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Tomasone. For her dissertation, Tami is applying integrated Knowledge Translation to promote the uptake and use of the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults in medical education and among health care providers. Her work is centred on developing an integrated process for competency-based curriculum mapping, to guide more relevant and feasible curriculum renewal, and an evidence-based tool, to facilitate discussions on the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines between health care providers and adults who access their care. Prior to attending Queen’s, Tami completed a BA and MA in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.  Her MA thesis was titled Investigating the demographic and behavioural predictors of mental health and burnout in medical students: A cross-sectional study.

Contact:
Email: t.morgan@queensu.ca


Kaitlyn Kauffeldt

Kaitlyn Kauffeldt, MSc

Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Tomasone

Year: Third Year

MSc: Queen’s University, Health Promotion (2018)
MSc Thesis: "It has to be more than exercise": Exploring optimal physical activity program delivery for breast cancer survivors across multiple stakeholder groups
Undergraduate: University of Waterloo, Kinesiology (2014)

Current Research: Kaitlyn is a second year PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Tomasone. Currently, Kaitlyn is examining the role of organizational networks in the dissemination and implementation of the upcoming 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Canadian Adults and Older Adults. She hopes her research findings will provide a comprehensive understanding of how social networks influence knowledge translation processes and insight into the network dynamics required to move evidence into practice. Previously, Kaitlyn completed a MSc in Health Promotion at Queen’s University.


Yetnayet Sisay Yehuala

Yetnayet Sisay Yehuala, MPH

Supervisor: Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung

Year: Second Year

MPH: University of Gondar, Ethiopia, Public Health (2014)
MPH Thesis: Clients’ satisfaction in public and private laboratory services in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2013: A comparative cross-sectional study
Undergraduate: University of Gondar, Ethiopia, Medical Laboratory Technology (2009)

Current Research: Yetnayet is a second year PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung. Currently, Yetnayet is investigating the current scope of practice in physical activity participation for persons with physical disabilities in low income countries. She hopes the findings of her research will be benchmark for developing effective intervention strategies for better outcomes and could also serve as a basis for decision-making by providing researchers, policymakers and programmers with concurrent evidence.

Contact:
Email: 18ysy@queensu.ca
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yetnayet-የትናየት-sisay-ሲሳይ-335a1492


Alexandra Walters, MSc

Supervisor: Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung

Year: Second Year

MSc: Queen’s University, Health Promotion (2020)
MSc Thesis: An Exploration and Experimental Test of a Generic Messaging Approach to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults
Undergraduate: Queen’s University, Health Studies (2018)
Undergraduate Thesis: Using eye-tracking to explore awareness and recall of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth.

Current Research: Alexandra is a Ph.D. Candidate under the supervision of Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung. Alexandra is interested in exploring digital health methodologies that foster behavioural change among persons with a disability. For her SSHRC-funded Ph.D. project, she is examining strategies that promote quality physical activity experiences at an individual-, community-, and organizational level. Her diverse research profile includes exploring messaging strategies for the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children & Youth, Adults and Older Adults, promoting quality participation for individuals with a disability, improving patient satisfaction in a clinical setting, and exploring novel methods for building a health brand.

Contact:
Email: alexandra.walters@queensu.ca
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alexandra-walters-160459157


Janet Lawson

Janet Lawson, MSc

Supervisor: Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung

Year: Second Year

MSc: Queen’s University, Health Promotion (2020)
MSc Thesis: Classification in Parasport: Exploring athletes’ and classifiers’ experience with and understanding of classification
Undergraduate: Camosun College, Sport and Fitness Leadership (2017)

Current Research: Janet is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung. Janet is interested in classification and quality participation in Para sport. For her PhD, she is examining the resources and supports available to athletes who undergo Para sport classification. Previously, she worked for a variety of sport organizations, including the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Athletics Canada.

Contact:
Email: janet.lawson@queensu.ca
Twitter: @janet_lawson


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